Graco Modes2Grow Stroller Travel System Review

To keep your family on the go with all the hassle, you will likely want to choose a travel system with a compatible car seat and stroller.  The Modes2Grow Stroller Travel System is the next one in the Graco Modes line of strollers and travel systems.  It’s 4-in-1 design will help your baby grow into the toddler years, and can even adapt to become a double stroller when you need it. 

This new travel system includes the SnugRide SnugLock 35 Click Connect Infant Car Seat with the stroller.  The Click Connect system makes it easier to get in and out of your vehicle with your little one and also means your car seat will work with many different Graco strollers. 

Check out this full review by an experienced mom and researcher of the Graco Modes2Grow Stroller Travel System below.

 

Highlights of the Graco Modes2Grow Stroller Travel System

  • Includes: 4 strollers in 1
  • Care & Cleaning: Hand wash, spot or wipe clean
  • Suggested for Ages: 0-24 Months
  • Notable Features: LATCH compatible, one-hand fold, converts to double stroller
  • Stands while folded
  • Modes2Grow easily adapts from a single to a double stroller
  • Click any Graco infant car seat directly into the frame or seat
  • Reclining seat converts into an infant bassinet
  • Infant and Toddler seat can sit both rear and forward-facing
  • Certifications: JPMA Certified, Meets ASTM Standards

 

Details of the Modes2Grow Stroller

There are several notable features on the Modes2Grow stroller including something I always look for as an experienced mom.  A product that can be used with one hand always wins in my book.  This stroller folds with one hand AND it is self-standing when folded.  Score!

It is so helpful and convenient to have the parent’s tray with cup holder and storage. Your little one will appreciate the pivoting child’s tray with two cup holders.  The safety harness can work as three-point or five-point.  It is very helpful that the storage basket under the seat is extra large to keep your bag and any needed items for your kiddos.   The tires are made of rubber and are six inches in diameter.

Even though this travel set comes with the SnugRide SnugLock 35 infant car seat, make note that the stroller is conveniently compatible with any Graco infant car seat by clicking it directly into the frame or seat.

What’s To Love

The Graco Modes2Grow Travel System is four strollers in one.  With this one purchase, you will get a system that can transition from an infant car seat carrier, an infant bassinet, a toddler stroller, and, as your family grows, the stroller will adapt with built-in adapters to become a double stroller.

In fact, with the included SnugRide SnugLock 35 infant car seat, the Modes2Grow Travel System offers thirteen ways to ride with the different options and seat positions including front-facing or rearing-facing both the baby and toddler stages.  Included in the box are an infant car seat, a car seat base, and a stroller. 

Like many of Graco’s products, this one comes with the Graco Click Connect that makes it so simple to connect the infant car seat to the stroller and then remove it again easily.  This one of my favorite features on Graco products. 

Details of the SnugRide SnugLock 35 Infant Car Seat

What’s to Love

Car seats can often time be bulky and quite heavy.  You will love that the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat is actually quite lightweight. In fact, it only weighs seven and a half pounds.  It is so helpful to be able to leave your little one in the car seat when they fall asleep.  With this car seat being so lightweight, it will be much easier to simply carry your baby while in the car seat.

The other great feature is the helpful Click Connect.  It makes transferring the car seat from the car base to a stroller easily.  While this car seat comes with the Modes2Grow stroller, it also will snap into any of the Graco Click Connect strollers.

The cushioning on the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat is quite soft and is made of a nice material. With the travel system, you will be able to use your purchase for a long time.  Even from infancy, you can use the car seat and stroller.  This infant car seat will accommodate preemies and newborns with the included supportive newborn insert. The insert will provide the needed support for your little one’s head and neck.  You can remove it when your baby gets a bit bigger or when it needs to be washed. 

This infant carrier has six different recline positions, as well as a pendulum level which will help you make sure your car seat and base are correctly installed into your car. The recline positions and easy-to-read level indicator help make it possible to know when your car seat is properly installed.  Of course, safety is the most important concern for any parent and I am sure you want to be sure your little one is perfectly safe.

Safety

The Click Connect technology gives you peace of mind as it provides a secure, one-step attachment between this infant car seat to any of Graco’s Click Connect strollers, including the Modes2Grow.  You will hear an audible click when you simply set the car seat into a Graco Click Connect Stroller or into the included infant car seat base.  You will know for sure it is securely attached.

The infant car seat’s base is made to make installation straightforward and easy for moms and dads. The convenient car base is LATCH equipped for quick and super safe installation.  You will know you got it right with the easy-to-read level indicator.  You can feel confident that the installation is properly completed.  This rear-facing infant car seat is rigorously crash tested like all Graco products so it meets or exceeds all the U.S. safety standards. The EPS energy absorbing foam is great and effective for impact energy management. With all of these safety features, you can rest easy knowing you have chosen a trusted product for your little one.

For more great options, check out our Experienced Mommy Best Infant Car Seats article.

Pros

  • Lightweight to carry
  • Easily clicks into and out of the stay in the car base
  • Easily clicks into and out of Graco strollers
  • Level indicator helps with proper and safe installation
  • 4-35 lb weight limit
  • Machine washable seat cushion
  • Adjustable and machine washable canopy
  • Several reclining positions
  • Transitions for a growing baby and family

Cons

  • Must be sure it is properly clicked into place
  • Canopy could be larger
  • Harness straps require re-threading

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Graco Modes2Grow Travel System Specs

Four in One Stroller Infant Carseat Carrier, Infant Bassinet, Toddler Stroller, Double Stroller
Overall Dimensions 43 inches (H) x 26.75 inches (W) x 42.88 inches (D)
Collapsed Dimensions 22.5 inches (H) x 26.5 inches (W) x 40 inches (D)
Weight 38.35 pounds
Minimum Carseat Weight Supported 4 pounds
Maximum Carseat Weight Capacity 35 pounds
Minimum Stroller Weight Supported 4 pounds
Maximum Stroller Weight Capacity 50 pounds

The Graco Brand

If you are in the market anything for your little one, the brand Graco will most certainly show up in your search.  You will find that Graco is one of the most recognized and trusted companies for baby products like swings, strollers, and car seats.  It is comforting to know that they have been providing safe products for babies and children for over sixty years.

You may also be interested in some of Graco’s popular line of travel system strollers that include the:

Check out even more options from different brands in our Best Travel System master review article.

Final Thoughts on Graco Modes2Grow Stroller Travel System

As an experienced mom and researcher, I love finding a product that will transition with a growing child and expanding family.  Little ones change so fast and it is so much easier to pick a system like this one that can stay with your family for many years.  It saves you time, energy, money when you find a product that works through all those early stages.  The Graco Modes2Grow stroller is truly a four in one system.  You will start out using the infant car seat carrier and infant bassinet when you want your little to lay all the way down.  Once your little one grows, it will work great as a toddler stroller with many options.  If you have another child, you can easily convert this system to a double stroller. 

Honestly, it could be the only stroller your family may ever need.  Plus, if you do ever have any issues with the car seat or the stroller, this travel system comes with a one year limited warranty so you can purchase without any worries. 

Would I Recommend This Graco Travel System?

After researching for several days, reading many details, and watching videos, I can easily recommend the new Graco Modes2Grow Stroller Travel System to any mom or dad who may be looking to purchase a lightweight car seat that safely and securely clicks into an extremely versatile stroller.  I love that you have so many options for your growing baby with this trusted Graco system.  You can face the baby frontwards or reverse.  You can make it a double stroller.  Also, you can use it as a bassinet on a walk. 

Honestly, as an on-the-go mom, I do not think you will be disappointed with the Graco brand or with the Graco Modes2Grow Stroller Travel System.

Amy Sylvestre
Amy is a writer, mom, and southerner living in the suburbs of Chicago. She has also worked for several large non-profit organizations. Amy is married to her hunky pilot husband, and they have two sons, Graham and Hudson. Graham is a hilarious, talkative, four and half year old. After a strong fight with congenital heart disease, Hudson passed away at eight months old. Amy is also in the process of growing her family through adoption.

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